You can just sense of the start of the football season (well training camps) as articles are starting to pop up all over the place. Brian Dohn has an interesting interview with former Bruin head coach Bob Toledo, who UCLA fired for not beating SC and for having off-field issues.:
But offensively, the Bruins were more Hollywood than Westwood. They scored points, threw the ball all over the Rose Bowl, and were always good for a trick play or three to excite the crowd. During Toledo's tenure, UCLA had four of the top six season averages in attendance, including a school-best 73,709 in 1998.
Meanwhile, speaking of our game against USC, some interesting news from a newspaper out of TN of all places:
UCLA would be decked out in blue, while Southern California would take the field in its easily-recognized cardinal jerseys. A match of two tradition-rich schools wearing their proud colors in a classic autumn setting.
The rule for requiring white uniforms for visiting teams would be waived.
But, nope. Can't have that, says the NCAA bureaucracy, administering another kick in the teeth against the unquestioned advantage college football enjoys over the pros when it relates to tradition.
The rule, adopted 40 years ago to accommodate black-and-white television, demands starkly contrasting uniforms. Again the NCAA, instead of broadening its popularity by exploiting fans' affection for their school colors, dropped the ball.
Another sign of football season being around the corner. The flood gates of online previews. This time it's from Fox Sports. Actually it is written up for Fox Sports by Pete Fiutak of CollegeFootballNews.com. All though Pete lays out all the caveats about how UCLA should be having a "rebuilding season" (in Dorrell's 4th year in Westwood), I thought this 'graf was pretty money: